Okavango Delta

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Botswana’s Okavango Delta has to be Africa’s most incredible wildlife and wilderness sanctuary. What makes the Okavango most remarkable is that it is a wetland paradise located within the arid Kalahari Desert. The Okavango rests between shallow fault lines at the end of the Great African Rift Valley. Deserts are low on annual rainfall and the Okavango Delta is no exception. However, each year floodwater flows into the Okavango from its source in the moist African highlands over 1000 km away. These floodwaters flow from their catchment southwards and into the Kalahari Desert to create a unique wetland that supports and sustains a huge diversity of wildlife. Apart from the beauty of the wetland habitat, game viewing is excellent right the year through.

Safaris by boat and dugout canoe (mokoro) are the best way to see the water areas, while game drives and night drives by vehicle are best for tracking animals. Walks (at the discretion of the camp) give the best feel for being in touch with nature. Wildlife 'hides' offer a great way to enjoy game viewing and birding, especially during those midday siesta hours.

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Abu Camp

Abu Camp is situated in a vast private reserve of 180 000 hectares (400 000 acres) in the heart of the Okavango Delta. The camp is located in a grove of magnifice...

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Duba Plains

Duba Plains is possibly the Okavango Delta's most remote camp. It is located in a private 30 000 hectare reserve and in the furthermost region of the Delta. The camp is situated on an island...

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Jacana Camp

Jacana Camp is situated in the private Jao Concession on the Moremi Game Reserve boundary in the Okavango Delta. Located on an island and surrounded by the sea...

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Jao Camp

Jao Camp is located on a large, remote island in a private concession in Botswana, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta. With varied habitats ranging from waterways...

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Kanana Camp

Kanana Camp is located in the remote inner reaches of the Okavango Delta. There are just eight luxurious tents, accommodating up to 16 guests, built on stilts offering views of the floodplains tha...

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Kwara Camp

Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta within the private Kwara concession bordering the Moremi Reserve. The camp fronts onto a huge floodplain, adjacent to the permane...

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Kwetsani Camp

Located in the central region of the Jao Concession, Kwetsani Camp has access to the vast open floodplains and some of the most stunning vistas of the Okavango Delta...

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Little Kwara

Little Kwara Camp is an exclusive camp located within the game rich Kwara concession, which borders the Moremi Game Reserve on the northern edge of the Okavango Delta. This is an intimate camp, ac...

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Little Vumbura

Little Vumbura Camp is situated on an island in a private concession in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta, in the same region as its sister camp, Vumbura Plains. Little Vumbura is a be...

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Seba

Seba Camp is located against the shores of a lagoon within the lush riverine forest at the heart of the Okavango Delta. Constructed as a family-friendly camp, Seba Camp offers parents the unique o...

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Shinde

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which teems with animal and birdlife. The camp's unique ...

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Tubu Tree Camp

Located on Hunda Island, the largest area of permanently dry land in this region of the Okavango Delta, Tubu Tree Camp is surrounded by the palatable grasses which lure many species of plains game...

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Vumbura Plains Camp

Vumbura Plains Camp is a luxury camp situated in a private concession in the extreme north of the Okavango Delta. The concession, which is leased from the neighbouring community, includes a wide v...

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Xigera Camp

Xigera Camp (pronounced Keejera) is located on a riverine island right in the heart of the Okavango Delta. This part of the Moremi Game Reserve is a true wetland paradise, with Xigera Camp surroun...

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Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp

Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp combines more than just two worlds - the remote and wild game viewing experience of Botswana’s lush grasslands offsets the intricate detail of the hidden world of the Delta’s waterways

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Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge

Situated on a private concession in the magnificent Okavango Delta, Sandibe boasts exclusive traversing rights over a vast stretch of land adjacent to the wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve.

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Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp

Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp enjoys luxurious solitude on its own Delta island within a 272 000 hectare (672 125 acre) exclusive wildlife concession, making for an exceptional Botswana safari.

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Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge

Overlooking a seasonal lagoon, the earthy glamour of this striking lodge provides the perfect counterpoint to the natural bounty of this game-rich landscape.

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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge enjoys a privileged position on a private island at the heart of the Okavango Delta. The only inland delta of its kind, it is an oasis of life in the centre of the Kalahari Desert.

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Camp Okavango

Camp Okavango, a unique and exclusive safari camp, is situated on the remote Nxaragha Island. This hidden treasure, in the heart of the permanent Okavango Delta, assures guests of an unparalleled year-round water wilderness experience.

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Duba Expedition Camp

The brand new Duba Expedition Camp sits in the heart of classic Okavango Delta habitat. A matrix of palm-dotted islands, flood plains and woodland, the 77,000-acre private concession typifies the region’s unique landscape.

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Gunn's Camp

Overlooking the legendary Chiefs Island and bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, Gunn's Camp is one of the last few remaining luxury, vintage safari camps.

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Kana Kara Camp

Kana Kara Camp, which is situated in the Okavango delta, is characterised by the multitude of waterways isolating many islands of differing sizes, the water originates high in northern Botswana before fanning out to form this wildlife sanctuary.

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Little Tubu

Located on Hunda Island and nestled amongst a canopy of trees overlooking a seasonal riverbed, Little Tubu offers an exceptional and intimate bush experience for just six guests. The three traditional...

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Machaba Camp

Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area. The Khwai Concession is a 180 000 hectare reserve situated in the north eastern Okavango adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve.

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Pelo Camp

Pelo Camp lies in a true wetland area of the Okavango Delta, an ideal habitat for the elusive sitatunga antelope and common red lechwe.

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Pom Pom Camp

Pom Pom Camp is located on Pom Pom Island in a private concession situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta and on the head waters of the Xudum river system.

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Sanctuary Baines’ Camp

Set in a grove of trees and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.

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Chief's Camp

Chief's Camp is located on famous Chief's Island in the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

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Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Set among ebony and sausage trees, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is located on a 260,000 acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve.

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Shinde Enclave

Shinde Enclave is an exclusive ‘camp within a camp’, offering the ultimate in personal service and an indelible wilderness experience.

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Xugana Island Lodge

Xugana Island Lodge is situated on a private concession in the Okavango Delta and takes full advantage of this magnificent site.

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African Horseback Safaris

African Horseback Safaris were early pioneers of horse riding safaris in Africa and, two decades later, they offer one of the most unique and exciting horseback adventures in the world.

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1 - 3: Okavango Delta

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lying in the middle of the largest expanse of sand on earth the Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife. Unique as one of the world’s few inland deltas, the placid waters and lush indigenous forests offer a safe haven for innumerable bird and wildlife species. The Okavango Delta offers a number of activities for the visitor; game viewing, birding and fishing are all on offer. One can experience this magical world of islands and waterways from land, air and water.

Day 4 - 6: Okavango Delta

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities & Drinks

The Kwando-Linyanti river system is home to a series of private game reserves, known for their exotic animal species and luxury safari options. An abundance of wildlife roams freely between the woodland habitats, ancient floodplains and forests that make up these lush, unfenced reserves. The big game in this area increases dramatically during the dry season when the area hosts large herds of impala, blue wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo as well as the world’s highest density of elephant. Several packs of wild dog are found in the area and lion, leopard and cheetah are frequently sighted. Night drives allow for the discovery of nocturnal creatures such as civets, genets, honey badgers and spring hares. 

Day 7 - 9: Okavango Delta

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.

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